|Published : 23 Sep 2016, 15:37:34|
Investigators cast doubt on MH370 catastrophic fire evidence
Accident investigators have cast doubt on the possibility that blackened debris found on Madagascar is evidence of a catastrophic fire aboard the missing Malaysian airliner.
Wreckage hunter Blaine Gibson delivered five pieces of debris last week to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau that is searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, reports AP.
The bureau said in a statement Thursday that investigators had yet to determine whether the pieces were from the Boeing 777 that is thought to have plunged into the Indian Ocean southwest of Australia in 2014.
But a preliminary examination found that two fiberglass-honeycomb pieces were not burnt, but were discolored by a reaction in resin that had not been caused by exposure to fire or heat. -RH